Georgia will ban hate speech and calls to terrorism on TV

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Georgia plans to prohibit by law the dissemination of TV programs and advertisements containing hate speech and calls to terrorism. The corresponding amendments are included in the law "On Broadcasting" that has already been initiated in the parliament.

The bill is adopted as part of the rapprochement of Georgian and EU legislation.

According to the bill, it would prohibit content involving incitement of violence or discrimination on ethnic, social origin, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, skin color, genetic features, language, political or other views.

The amendments also prohibit the distribution of programs or advertisements containing calls to terrorism.

The bill explains that in the EU Member States, as a rule, issues related to the distribution of programs and advertisements containing hate speech and calls to terrorism, as well as the right to reply, are regulated by the relevant regulatory authorities.

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Georgia will ban hate speech and calls to terrorism on TV

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Read: 525     11:00     14 Сентябрь 2022    

Georgia plans to prohibit by law the dissemination of TV programs and advertisements containing hate speech and calls to terrorism. The corresponding amendments are included in the law "On Broadcasting" that has already been initiated in the parliament.

The bill is adopted as part of the rapprochement of Georgian and EU legislation.

According to the bill, it would prohibit content involving incitement of violence or discrimination on ethnic, social origin, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, skin color, genetic features, language, political or other views.

The amendments also prohibit the distribution of programs or advertisements containing calls to terrorism.

The bill explains that in the EU Member States, as a rule, issues related to the distribution of programs and advertisements containing hate speech and calls to terrorism, as well as the right to reply, are regulated by the relevant regulatory authorities.

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